- As more people and professional athletes test positive for coronavirus, sports leagues across the world are choosing to suspend or cancel their seasons.
- The NBA has suspended its season indefinitely as two Utah Jazz players have been diagnosed with the virus.
- The NHL, MLB, ATP, MLS, La Liga, Champions League, Serie A, and Europa League have followed suit for the forseeable future.
- The WNBA will “continue to plan” for its upcoming season with consideration of the outbreak, while the NFL announced it has no plans to push its season back.
- USMNT and USWNT games have been cancelled for March and April.
- March Madness and all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships have been cancelled after all six major college basketball conferences cancelled their postseason tournaments Thursday.
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The NBA suspended play indefinitely Wednesday night after Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for coronavirus.
- Read more:
- Utah Jazz players reportedly believe Rudy Gobert was ‘careless in the locker room,’ before he and his star teammate tested positive for coronavirus
- NBA player tests positive for coronavirus just days after joking about making others sick by touching a bunch of microphones during a press conference
- 20% of NBA players are already facing quarantine because of recent contact with Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz
- Mark Cuban looked as stunned as every NBA fan the moment he found out the season had been suspended and said the situation felt like a movie
The NHL followed suit on Thursday, immediately pausing its 2019-2020 season with a goal to “resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent.”
Source: NHL Twitter
The MLB has ceased its operations and will delay opening day by at least two weeks.
Sll six major college basketball conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, SEC, and Pac-12 — cancelled their postseason tournaments on Thursday.
And later in the day, the NCAA announcement it was cancelling March Madness and all other winter and spring NCAA championships.
The WNBA has not cancelled any of its events, but the league announced Thursday that it will “continue to plan” while considering the outbreak.
The 2020 Masters have been postponed as well.
Source: The Masters/Twitter
The MLS season is suspended as well.
Source: Grant Wahl/Twitter
La Liga, Champions League, Serie A, and Europa League have also suspended their seasons.
The USWNT and USMNT games for March and April are cancelled, while the NWSL is cancelling its preseason matches.
Source: US Soccer/Twitter
The ATP has cancelled men’s tennis events for the next six weeks.
As of now, the NFL has no plans to delay its upcoming season.
Source: Adam Schefter/Twitter
Now check out how other leagues and sports have responded:
NBA suspended, March Madness without fans, and the Olympics in limbo – how the sports world has been affected by the coronavirus
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